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Entries from November 2010

Animation month turns the page

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

In the month of November, I circled the globe to sample recent animated features. I could have devoted the month to anime in Japan and another to the work of Studio Ghibli, whose masterpieces like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away are too good to be considered “Japanese anime”. I loved every movie I covered […]

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Tags: Thoughts and theories

Women of Dreams Are Busy These Days

November 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Logging in to Netflix Instant for a movie to watch is like being hungry and shown to a food replicator. It doesn’t solve my problem — it introduces one thousand new ones. Luckily, I can see which genres are rated higher in nutritional content, in this case, 4 or 4 ½ star ratings out of […]

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Tags: Animation · Based on novel · Dreams and visions · Forensic evidence · Man vs. machine · Murder mystery · Psychoanalysis

Your Friend In Australia, Mary Daisy Dinkle

November 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Logging in to Netflix Instant for a movie to watch is like being hungry and shown to a food replicator. It doesn’t solve my problem — it introduces one thousand new ones. Luckily, I can see which genres are rated higher in nutritional content, in this case, 4 or 4 ½ star ratings out of […]

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Tags: Animation · Bathtub scene · Black comedy · Coming of age · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Midlife crisis · Mother/daughter relationship · Psychoanalysis · Road trip